The Descent

Movie • 2006 • Horror  

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This movie contains 52 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
190 supporters
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ScramblinSue
I am 100 % sensitive to dog death & I would not consider this “yes, the dog dies.” There is a brief shot of a luminescent animal head. No sounds, action, torture.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
45 supporters
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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4
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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10
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Is someone stalked?
17 supporters
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2
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5
Seenit
Not in the human sense, but yes in the predator prey sense
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Is there domestic violence?
52 supporters
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4
The protagonist sees someone, goes to the group to tell them and they tell her she didn't see what she saw. Might be triggering to some, but it's not a long discussion.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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5
Is a child abused?
69 supporters
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Seenit
A child does die in a car accident
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Addiction
2
georgiarose
the main character takes what looks like prescription medication - she doesn't abuse it though
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Is there addiction?
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33
Yes
22
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7
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GwendolynCox
No alcoholism plots, just light party drinking and possibly drinking to get through traumatic memory.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
98 supporters
Yes
33
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maulidon
A character inspects an already dead deer. There is a brief disturbing shot of its decomposing face.
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Are animals abused?
113 supporters
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1
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39
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maulidon
No live animals are shown, but two dead animals and piles of bones are seen.
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GwendolynCox
A dead moose (seen in daylight), and a dead wolf head and bones seen through nightvision.
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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7
Does a cat die?
101 supporters
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Does a pet die?
85 supporters
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15
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2spirit
Only dead wild animals are shown post mortuam.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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10
Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
17 supporters
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31
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maulidon
Maggots are seen on a dead deer.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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7
Is someone drugged?
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8
Is there pedophilia?
64 supporters
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8
Yes
8
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Seenit
There is an extended and graphic fight where a woman and a creature are repeatedly pulled into a blood pit
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Is rape mentioned?
43 supporters
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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8
Yes
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2spirit
Spoiler- when a character breaks her leg she has a exposed fracture and her friends restrain her while resetting her leg. There are also very intense claustrophobic scenes.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
108 supporters
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39
Is someone's mouth covered?
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3
Yes
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8
Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
19 supporters
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29
Yes
6
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silverobscurity
One character sustains a deep gash in her hand early in the movie, but it is not a recurring theme
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Are there dislocations?
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Yes
1
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3
Is there throat mutilation?
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5
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Yes
38
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GwendolynCox
Panting from tight spaces, exertion and fear, low oxygen, and throat injury.
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Is there decapitation?
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7
Is there cannibalism?
24 supporters
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The “humanoids” eat the people after killing them
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Yes
3
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2spirit
They don’t die but it is a close call when a character is stuck in a very narrow space and manages to escape a cave in.
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Yes
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9
Though no one dies this way, there are a few scenes in the film that could potentially trigger someone with this sensitivity.
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Yes
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GwendolynCox
(SPOILERS) Mercy kill, not shown up close.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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2spirit
Not directly but someone dies from a neck wound and you can hear her gurgling from her blood.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Yes
11
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Yes
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Pretty graphic leg break. The bone is shown, and eventually, someone pushes the bone back into the leg in order to put it in a splint; all of that is shown as well.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Yes
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GwendolynCox
Maybe I missed it? There's deep rope burn on hands and some fingers clawing for grip.
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Is someone tortured?
57 supporters
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moschidae
The scene where they are fixing that womans broken leg for a prolonged period of time feels pretty close however.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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15
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GwendolynCox
I don't think anyone dies from impact
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5
A character sticks her thumbs into a humanoid creature’s eye sockets and kills him.
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Is someone stabbed?
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Yes
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2spirit
This is an extremely gorey movie. If this is a trigger please do not watch this.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
28 supporters
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42
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GwendolynCox
In the first six minutes of the movie, there is an accident. A four year old dies, but we do not see the child during or after the accident, only before. It shows the mother wailing.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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13
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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5
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5
Yes
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Seenit
Almost all of them do
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Yes
8
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4
“Character” would be a stretch, but the protagonists kill a bunch of the cave goblins who attack them
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Does someone die?
10 supporters
Yes
9
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0
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Seenit
A father/husband, a child, and multiple women.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Yes
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6
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
9 supporters
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Family
Yes
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36
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Seenit
People are dragged away by monsters, which could be a trigger
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Does a parent die?
6 supporters
Yes
42
No
1
6
LouisHolmes
Sarah’s husband is killed alongside their daughter when their car crashes.
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Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
Yes
37
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0
7
hokeyreligions
Not shown, and only very heavily implied towards the end of the film, though there are a few hints scattered beforehand.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Yes
8
No
1
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Seenit
A father/husband and a daughter
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
30 supporters
Yes
46
No
0
5
Quite a few throughout
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Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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3
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31
2
Seenit
More like hallucinations, but potentially yes
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Are there clowns?
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37
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Seenit
Cave system with multiple naturally occurring bodies of water, one being mixed with bodies to make a gore/blood pit
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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7
Are there razors?
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6 supporters
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Yes
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GwendolynCox
Someone starts a shower and the scene transitions
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Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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10
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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22
Does someone vomit?
58 supporters
Yes
43
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0
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Literally the very last scene, after the truck drives by
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Is someone eaten?
18 supporters
Yes
10
No
0
1
Seenit
Multiple someone, rather graphically
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Is there on-screen pooping?
20 supporters
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Does someone spit?
8 supporters
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0
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maulidon
Characters sometimes spit at a dead creature.
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Is there audio gore?
30 supporters
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Yes
36
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0
Is there farting?
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Yes
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7
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Yes
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
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Yes
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Is there incarceration?
1 supporters
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6
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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0
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8
Yes
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5
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
14 supporters
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Yes
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5
Is there bisexual cheating?
15 supporters
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7
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
28
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0
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GwendolynCox
They do the whole "wakes up in hospital and pulls everything off/out." Not super close up but is there
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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35
Yes
42
No
0
4
GwendolynCox
After the accident
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Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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Yes
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5
Does someone have cancer?
10 supporters
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0
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35
Mental Health
Yes
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0
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georgiarose
not explicitly, but it could be interpreted that the main character suffers ptsd from the loss of her family - she has nightmares and flashbacks
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Seenit
A mother has PTSD after her husband and child die in a final destination style car accident in front of her
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Does someone self harm?
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41 supporters
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Yes
0
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33
Is autism misrepresented?
20 supporters
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Yes
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7
Yes
3
No
16
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Seenit
Arguably yes, and she attacks someone for no reason as a result
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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9
Yes
0
No
10
0
silverobscurity
When the crawlers are introduced, it is unclear if they are real or the result of hallucinations
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Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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4
Is there misophonia?
25 supporters
Yes
4
No
13
2
Pretty unpleasant screaming
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Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
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7
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
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9
Is there body dysmorphia?
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Yes
0
No
31
Yes
1
No
20
Yes
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No
0
3
georgiarose
the usual panicking of characters in a horror movie, and a character panics while stuck in a tight passage
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Yes
45
No
0
18
huviks
The entire movie
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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36
Is there autism specific abuse?
31 supporters
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30
Yes
0
No
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
17 supporters
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Yes
7
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
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Yes
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0
Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
Yes
1
No
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georgiarose
no babies, no pregnancies
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Is there shakey cam?
23 supporters
Yes
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georgiarose
yes, and some scenes are shown through the eye of the video camera which is even shakier
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Is there screaming?
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Yes
5
No
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4
Some cursing
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GwendolynCox
There are bright red flares and white flashlights in a dark cave. I don't think there's any strobe
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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16
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Yes
0
No
19
Is there childbirth?
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Yes
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35
Are there abortions?
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Yes
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Are there babies or unborn children?
10 supporters
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Yes
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No
18
Does someone miscarry?
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Yes
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33
Does a pregnant person die?
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34
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
28 supporters
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Yes
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32
Yes
0
No
34
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georgiarose
there are no black people in this film
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Yes
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33
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Yes
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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7
Yes
20
No
6
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Juliette8235
No one is explicitly LGBT, but some could say that some of the characters who are killed are queercoded.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Race
Is there blackface?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Religious
Is religion discussed?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Sex
Is there sexual content?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
No
32
Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Yes
2
No
10
3
The monsters are nude, but they hide it quite well. You don't see genital parts, when a monster is facing up front, it gets hidden by a torch or they are shown with their back towards the camera. Only a monster woman shows boobs but also not that graphic.
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Is there bestiality?
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8
Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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Yes
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No
7
Are there incestuous relationships?
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51 supporters
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Yes
0
No
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
15
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Does someone have a chronic illness?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is someone terminally ill?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Social
Is someone homeless?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Are there anti-abortion themes?
21 supporters
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Yes
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No
7
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
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6
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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27
Are there end credit scenes?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Yes
33
No
1
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hokeyreligions
SPOILERS: Depending on if you watch the original version or the US cut, either everyone dies or only one character survives. The US cut removes the final scene, which in my personal opinion ties everything together far better, despite being very dark.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
9 supporters
Yes
37
No
0
5
strawberrysodas
The first few minutes of the movie after they get out of the river
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
7 supporters
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Yes
17
No
0
Does a plane crash?
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Yes
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Yes
29
No
4
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GwendolynCox
The car crash, but there's no hitting a pedestrian.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Yes
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31
Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
Yes
37
No
0
2
hildahildahi
Girls do NOT watch the unrated version (obvious but either way it's really gross)
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
0
No
29
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GwendolynCox
There is some struggling in the water but no drowning
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Yes
0
No
29
1
Seenit
No guns
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